The Seductions of Sovereignty

benhabib Seyla Benhabib, a senior research scholar and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School and an affiliate faculty member in the Columbia University Department of Philosophy and a senior fellow at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, will present “The Seductions of Sovereignty: A Democratic and Cosmopolitan Critique” at Boston College on January 25 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. An award-winning scholar, Benhabib  is known for her research and teaching on social and political thought, particularly 20th century German thought and Hannah Arendt. Over the past two decades, she has become recognized for her contributions to migration and citizenship studies as well as her work on gender and multiculturalism. Her most recent book is Exile, Statelessness, and Migration: Playing Chess with History from Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin. Her previous publications include: The Claims of CultureEquality and Diversity in the Global Era;  The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens; and Another Cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, Sovereignty and Democratic Iterations. The event is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series and co-sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Global Citizenships Project.

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1 Response to The Seductions of Sovereignty

  1. The author is wrong about the definition of sovereignty. Sovereignty is the supreme authority within a territory. It’s not about a land being self-governing, that’s autonomy.

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